Thursday, September 4, 2014

Stephen Hawking Subject of New Film

Debuting September 7 at Toronto International Film Festival is The Theory of Everything, James Marsh's film about British physicist and author Stephen Hawking's early years at Cambridge University. During the period the film relates, three important events occurred: Hawking met his future (first) wife Jane, worked on and refined his theories of time and the cosmos, and was diagnosed, at age 21, with ALS, a form of motor neuron disease. On diagnosis, Hawking was given roughly two years to live; he is now 72 (his birthday is January 8, 1942). His title at Cambridge University is Director of Research at Centre for Theoretical Cosmology.

Eddie Redmayne stars as Hawking; Felicity Jones portrays Jane.

To be released to theaters November 7, the film is based on Jane Hawking's memoir Traveling to Infinity: My Life With Stephen (Alma Books, Rev. Ed., 2007).

Here's the trailer:

The trailer, the first released in early August, is available at iTunes and elsewhere online.

Stephen Hawking, The Theory of Everything, Jaico Publishing House, 2007

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